#Discipleship, Spiritual Direction, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Portraits of Martha and Mary

As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary [who] sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Portraits of Martha and Mary

Spiritual Direction

You Lead I’ll Follow

Spiritual direction, it seems to me, is a beautiful dance. An intimate sharing of self, a gracious reception of the Other. Each step towards self knowledge is but a lyrical movement towards acceptance of the pre-existing dispositions and disequilibrium within our lives. Oh the freedom of  movement that comes with self acceptance! No longer are… Continue reading You Lead I’ll Follow

Spiritual Direction, Wit & Wisdom, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Overcoming Disappointment

"We know that all things work for good for those who love God,* who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 I'd venture to say, that each of us has experienced disappointment numerous times in our lives. There are the daily goals that don't work out the way we had planned or expected and… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Overcoming Disappointment

Advent, Spiritual Direction

Checklist..or Grace Missed?

This post begins with a confession of sorts. I am a checklist enthusiast. With each item and chore checked off, comes a corresponding feeling of accomplishment. Not to mention that should I neglect to make a list, I am prone to amble aimlessly as a boat without a rudder. Advent is a particular challenge in that… Continue reading Checklist..or Grace Missed?

Spiritual Direction, Writing

Why I didn’t want to write..but needed to.

Today, the advice of a good friend of mine Sr. Marie Paul, a Pauline sister by vocation, echoed in my mind. "If you find yourself at a loss of what to write or how to write what you feel you need to, just write about why you cannot write." Why? First, it gets the flow… Continue reading Why I didn’t want to write..but needed to.

#Discipleship, Spiritual Direction

Martha & Mary: Portraits of Discipleship

As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary [who] sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left… Continue reading Martha & Mary: Portraits of Discipleship

Spiritual Direction, Wit & Wisdom

Wit and Wisdom: Overcoming Disappointment

"We know that all things work for good for those who love God,* who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 I'd venture to say, that each of us has experienced disappointment numerous times in our lives. There are the daily goals that don't work out the way we had planned or expected and… Continue reading Wit and Wisdom: Overcoming Disappointment

#Scripture, Spiritual Direction, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Decision Making

If you find yourself today considering where you are in life and where God might be leading you..there is guidance found in the scriptures. What follows is a decision making tree, that doesn't leave the outcome in your hands alone but is an invitation to walk with God, to align your heart with his will.I… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Decision Making